Polyrhachis smithersi

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Polyrhachis smithersi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Polyrhachis
Subgenus: Campomyrma
Species complex: hexacantha
Species: P. smithersi
Binomial name
Polyrhachis smithersi
Kohout, 2012

Polyrhachis smithersi is so far known only from the type locality, with all specimens collected foraging at night on Eucalyptus tree trunks in open forest.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • smithersi. Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) smithersi Kohout, 2012: 323, figs. 1-2, 4-5 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

Type distribution: Holotype, 5 paratype workers and paratype queen in Australian National Insect Collection; 8 paratype workers in Queensland Museum; 2 paratype workers each in Australian Museum, The Natural History Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Comparative Zoology and Museum Victoria, Melbourne.



  • Kohout, R. 2012. A new species of the subgenus Campomyrma Wheeler of the genus Polyrhachis Fr. Smith from the Australian Capital Territory (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Australian Entomologist 39, 321-329.